When I went: 4 August 2014
Shows seen there: The Pajama Game
Typical price: Fairly reasonable (up to around £80 for best stalls seats)
Special points: Penchant for hosting old-fashioned shows
Where to eat beforehand: Polpo
The Shaftesbury Theatre is near Tottenham Court Road but also close enough to Covent Garden for some great pre-theatre dining options. It has a penchant for hosting old-fashioned shows, such as Carousel, Hairspray and Fame.